Niky Owen

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Birmingham, West Midlands, B38
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile page. I offer a sensitive and confidential approach to whatever is troubling you; regardless of age, gender, sexuality or culture. I specialise in Family and relationship therapy.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions  or if you wish to arrange an appointment.  You can contact me by email or by phone - if I am unable to take your call, I will attempt to get back to you within 24 hours.

I provide an open, safe and confidential space to explore issues often related to relationships and family difficulties.

The first meeting, generally  to understand what has brought you to counselling, your reasons for seeking support.  At this appointment we can also work out what you want to achieve in the sessions. I will take some history about you (and your partner and family) as this is necessary in order for me to fully understand you and your circumstances

This also gives you the opportunity to get a feel for counselling and whether it feels right for you.

Using integrative and systemic approaches I will work collaboratively with you to help develop and identify areas to explore. Working together will help you understand yourself and your partner/family more fully. This can be especially useful when you have reached a crisis point or communication is difficult, thus assisting to develop better communication, resolve conflict and create compassion. Developing self-awareness is key to helping you make the changes you want in order to live more fully. Also, we will explore and understand Family hurts and difficulties, sharing and listening together to find ways forward.

My creative approach aims to alleviate distress and address their underlining cause. We will work collaboratively; developing an open and trusting therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever is troubling you and together we work out a way of overcoming the issues, enabling growth and strength.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Birmingham University 2001 Integrative counselling, Psychodynamic/Person centred

BACP registered practitioner

Twelve years’ experience in counselling for Relate, ('relate trained' post grad certificates in; relationship, family and children  and young persons counselling)

Private practice with individuals, children, young people, couples and families

Sensory support team peripatetically in schools with children with extra needs. Secondary and primary school counsellor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family relationships


£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • £35 concessions via video or phone
  • £50 for individuals  
  • £70 for couples 
  • £70 for families (including children aged 5 upwards)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have a fairly flexible schedule

Further information

I am happy to have a preliminary discussion by phone to answer any questions you may have about what I offer before we agree to a first session.

I am based in South Birmingham. I offer both long- and short-term therapy, face-to-face, Online and Telephone counselling, which is usually weekly.

Therapy is a collaborative process so you have to feel I am the right therapist for you and I have to make sure I have the necessary expertise to work with what you are bringing.

Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I have over 20 years experience working with a range of clients, I have supervised counsellors for Open Door youth counselling and privately.

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Niky Owen
Niky Owen